San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Vintage Salesman

Former finance instructor Randy Lewis learned from his students what they wanted in gently used fashion.Mix investment banking, apparel and rock music and you get San Fernando’s Throwback Junction.

By Helen Floersh February 6, 2017 midnight   $$ Share

Franchise Rise?

RETAIL: Business model abuzz as economy strengthens.

Local franchisors speculate on positive impacts from the Trump administration.

Nose Surgeons: Breathe Easier

Local surgeon’s new medical device targets nasal and sinus post-surgery issues.

Invest to Get Ahead in the Cloud

TECHNOLOGY: Data storage fuels Sada’s 49 percent sales jump.

Sada Systems helps companies move to the cloud.

Music Gear Trumpeted at Trade Show

Valley manufacturers grab spotlight with product launches.

Local accessory makers tune it up at Anaheim trade show.

Santa Clarita Hosts Dinner Night Club

Impresario behind Canyon Club opens in Valencia Town Center.

Canyon Club owner’s newest stage is Valencia.

Camper Crew Grows to Fill Big Outdoors

Lance in Lancaster invests $10 million for production plant.

Lancaster camper maker invests in expansion.

Brains Meet On Innovative Web Portal

Camarillo firm aims to match corporations with R&D solutions.

Entrepreneur finds an innovative way to connect innovators.

Care Career Calls Retirees

HEALTH CARE: The Martins left corporate jobs to open a home companion agency.

America’s aging demographics convinces corporate executives to become business owners.

Keysight Technology to Pay $1.6 Billion for Ixia

ACQUISITION: Analyst calls combo of telecom firms ‘a predictable outcome.’

Ixia’s telecom network testing products attracts buyer in Keysight Technologies.

Mall Enthralls Television Series’ Location Scouts

PRODUCTION: Van Nuys firm sells showrunners on filming in retail settings.

Location service Real to Reel Inc. has discovered a star venue where eager producers want to film.

Blanket Campaign Covers Valley – and Beyond

PHILANTHROPY: Four businesses help with drive to keep homeless warm.

For the fifth year running, local businesswoman Angela Amirkhanian has covered new territory in her quest to spread the love of a warm blanket.

State Supreme Court Clarifies Worker Break Rules

LITIGATION: After 11 years, Roxborough Pomerance team obtains a decision.

Workers in California must have uninterrupted rest breaks and be relieved of all duties during that time, the California Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision last month.

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Cheery Traveler

Sepand Samzadeh has lived in four countries and speaks four languages, but he finds music brings out his creativity at Valley Recycling.

Sepand Samzadeh’s creative and musical influence on Valley Recycling.

Building Abundance

Times are flush for Valley-region construction firms. But even at the top of the wave, contractors strategize how they can navigate the next market downturn.

L.A.’s building boom is raising revenues but also concerns among Valley contractors.

Vacancy Falls, Rates Rise Across Valley Markets

Fourth-quarter market climate and deals across Valley submarkets.

SPECIAL REPORT: Main events in Valley submarkets in the fourth quarter.

Is your area trending up or down?

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Salem Media Group in Camarillo has announced the acquisition of, an internet resource for news and events about Christian music artists.


Calendar of events

Don’t Unplug That Self-Checker!

Supermarkets should reconsider scrapping self-checkouts.

Stop the Housing Ban in L.A.

Next month’s vote – to build more housing or curtail it?

AV Hospital Hires New CEO

HEALTH CARE: Labor issues lead to board ousting management.

What’s behind the rapid leadership switch at Antelope Valley Hospital?

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Shiny New Nick

Cable TV’s Nickelodeon opens Burbank HQ

Nickelodeon’s new headquarters reflects creativity behind children’s television.

Remodel Creates Futuristic Office

REAL ESTATE: CBRE showcase at former Kate Mantilini location.

With the future of work sites and locations in mind, CBRE takes over former Kate Mantilini restaurant in Warner Center.

Meal Service Goes to Gym To Up Sales

Food delivery firm hopes to broaden clients beyond celebs.

Shaping up: food delivery company partners with gym to offer free membership.